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Hansen mallet, beechwood (Lathe training)

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Project by mafe posted 08-26-2010 12:00 AM 2759 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mallet beechwood (Lathe training)
Firewood from my friend, so I call it the Hansen mallet.

I’m a beginner in this, but I love it, the smell the woodflakes flying arround me, hmmmmmm, its wonderful.
I purchased a set of HSS irons, and wauuu, this is a difference! Now I cut like a knife in butter.
I tryed my way with the different irons, and think I got hold of the main ideas now.

My best friend Michael allowed me to take some good pieces of firewood from his pile, and this is the first result.
I roughcut on the bandsaw with my sled, and then it was time to rock and rool…

I finished it up with oil, and when it’s completely dry, I’ll give it a spin, sand it fine, and finish up with wax.

In the bacground you see my newest winebox toolcabinet, now for my carving and turning tools.

Hope it could be to some inspiration,

Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 08-26-2010 12:38 AM

yep it seems to me you have been hooked
niice little mallet Mads :-)
waoow you realy spend big time there with those lovely turning-cheisels
congrat´s with them :-)

take care
Dennis

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imallchalkedup

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#2 posted 08-26-2010 02:31 AM

Nice Mallet, you know I have to make me one of those, actually I had never seen a round mallet before until earlier this year and now every woodworking show I watch seems to have one these babies in there shop, so anyway I guess I need one, lol.

-- RStadler

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swirt

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#3 posted 08-26-2010 03:36 AM

Great! Mafe what are you doing to me. Tonight I am out stacking some firewood and I am eying pieces and pondering what it would look like if I turn it on my new lathe. Took me twice as long to stack the wood as it should have ;)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Flemming

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#4 posted 08-26-2010 09:43 AM

cool mallet mads :)

i wonder what the pros and cons are of a round mallet vs. a regular mallet? i guess you dont have to worry about facing it the right way, and perhaps it has a longer life time?

take care

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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mafe

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#5 posted 08-26-2010 01:27 PM

Hi,
Dennis: Yes with the new chisels it was really fun, they hold the edge so well.
imallchalkedup, and Flemming: I tryed to do a little recearch, and I find no answer, so I think it has been a matter of taste.
Cwirt: I’ll make you a match my friend… lol. I can just imagine you stacking the wood, and finding projects in every piece.
Thank you for the comments,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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docholladay

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#6 posted 08-26-2010 01:55 PM

I just made one of these the other day myself. I sure do like the feel of that type of mallet. It is handy for lots of things. You will enjoy using it.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 08-26-2010 02:37 PM

imallchalkedup, Flemming and Mads

a round mallet is mostly use by carvers and the square by carpenters , cabinetsmakkers

the round you don´t have to consentrate on the orientation of the mallet it will
allways deliver the power to the chiesel even if its just lightly tuch

the square mallet can realy make a big blow with power in when its nessery
forinstens when dib mortisses has to be made

Dennis

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Div

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#8 posted 08-26-2010 09:52 PM

Wish I had firewood like that! You dudes BURN Beech? Do you know how much I have to pay for it!!!?
I love working with a round mallet. Well done, once again Mads.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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imallchalkedup

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#9 posted 08-27-2010 05:54 AM

Thanks for clearing that up, but my head is kindof round but i still get lost. :)

-- RStadler

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Milamber

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#10 posted 02-02-2012 08:53 PM

Great looking mallet, would love to make one, would you mind posting some dimensions so I can get a rough idea of the size?

Thanks

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mafe

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#11 posted 02-03-2012 02:05 AM

It’s app 12 inch long.
Smiles,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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